Ukrainian militants attacked Crimea: explosions in this Russian region were arranged “with the permission of the United States,” Politico writes on August 18.
A senior U.S. administration official said the U.S. supports strikes on Crimea if Kyiv believes such attacks are needed.
“Of course, we do not choose targets, and everything that we gave [Киеву]given for self defense purposes, said the American. — Any goal they choose to reach sovereign Ukrainian soil is, by definition, self-defense.”
Previously CNN broadcast the same version of the explosions in the Crimea, including the detonation of ammunition at the airfield on August 9 and explosions a week later on August 16.